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  • ‘Oculus’ Filmmaker Comes to Cutting Hall on October 22 Oct 9, 2014 9:58 AM
    “Oculus” Filmmaker Comes to Cutting Hall on October 22

     
  • Oct. 16: Engineering Night at College of Lake County Oct 13, 2014 3:35 PM
    Oct. 16: Engineering Night at College of Lake County

     
  • Denying the very basis of law, justice Oct 7, 2014 12:01 AM
    A Warrenville letter to the editor: Religious confusion reigns in the ideology of homosexual activism. The Catholic Church, for example, does not simply prohibit homosexuals from marrying each other because they are sinners. Rather, the issue concerns the definition of marriage and its purpose, among others.

     
  • Suburban Law Enforcement Academy Graduates Class of 45 Recruits Oct 7, 2014 4:56 PM
    The Suburban Law Enforcement Academy at College of DuPage recently graduated 45 recruits representing 32 police agencies in Northern Illinois. The ceremony honored the recruits for completing 12 weeks – 480 hours – of basic law enforcement officer training which began this past summer. Six special awards were presented to the recruits. Officer Victor Valdez of the Elmhurst Police Department was presented the Firearms Proficiency Award and the Best Overall Physical Fitness Award. Officer Erin Sheridan of the Wheaton Police Department earned the Academic Achievement Award. Officer Mark Besch of the Addison Police Department received the Most Improved Physical Fitness Award. Officer Alan Thibeault of the Prospect Heights Police Department earned the Leadership Award. Officer James Dexter of the Lisle Police Department was presented with the George Graves Award for being selected as the most distinguished recruit by his fellow officers in the class. All award winners received plaques with their names engraved. The graduating recruits are as follows: Chris Arbet, Aurora Police Department Benjamin Belcaster, Wheaton Police Department Mark Besch, Addison Police Department Jody Brandis, Kendal County Sheriff’s Office Brian Bruesch, Park Forest Police Department Atif Bukhari, Harper College Police Department Peter Burgert, Kane County Sheriff’s Department Kenneth Bus, Roselle Police Department Ignacio Cervantes, Kane County Sheriff’s Office Khaled Dalal, Roselle Police Department Christine Danan, Willowbrook Police Department Adam Danowski, Crystal Lake Police Department James Dexter, Lisle Police Department Bartek Giera, Mount Prospect Police Department Emily Grape, Wood Dale Police Department Justin Harris, Antioch Police Department Charlie Hilbrant, Highland Park Police Department Richard Jackson, Montgomery Police Department Carlos Juarez, Amtrak Police Department Kayte Kettler, Wheaton Police Department Eric Knippel, Mount Prospect Police Department Kristyn Knoll, Itasca Police Department William Kopecky, Oakton Community College Police Department Krzysztof Kowal, Hoffman Estates Police Department Conner Lain, Naperville Police Department Zachary Lattmann, Westmont Police Department Kevin Manetti, Berkeley Police Department Christian Mennel, Palatine Police Department Daniel Mizialko, Addison Police Department Ellie Nordin, Mount Prospect Police Department Ryan Pacyga, Arlington Heights Police Department Colton Parchem, Naperville Police Department Michael Ranieri, Deerfield Police Department Luke Rider, Lisle Police Department Nicholas Robertson, Palatine Police Department Korbin Rome, Lombard Police Department Terrence Rose, Wheeling Police Department Alexander Sampra, Skokie Police Department Michael Sawicki, Palatine Police Department Erin Sheridan, Wheaton Police Department Malwina Sobanski, Addison Police Department Alan Thibeault, Prospect Heights Police Department Victor Valdez, Elmhurst Police Department John Veenhuis, Skokie Police Department Richard Waszak, Woodridge Police Department College of DuPage President Dr. Robert L. Breuder and Associate Dean of Continuing Education/Director of the Homeland Security Training Institute Thomas Brady offered their congratulations to the graduating recruits. The keynote speaker was Chief David Anderson of the Lisle Police Department. The ceremony was held in the McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage. For more information on the Suburban Law Enforcement Academy, visit the web site at www.cod.edu/slea.

     
  • More Than 1,000 Celebrate COD’s Spirit Week, Homecoming Oct 7, 2014 4:52 PM
    Ideal weather combined with food and family fun helped fill the stands with Chaparral Pride at the College of DuPage’s first Homecoming in nearly 40 years. The event, held Sept. 27, featured the COD Chaparrals taking on the Georgia Military College Bulldogs. The day’s festivities included an alumni brunch and a tailgate party. Additionally, members of the National Guard and the Wounded Warrior Project were on hand to honor COD football players and military veterans Matt Fletcher and Evan Kirk. Earlier in the week, COD students participated in several activities as part of Spirit Week, including a pep rally, photo booth and Chappy Olympics. Click here for a video covering the week’s activities.

     
  • New Ballet School in Wheaton Oct 7, 2014 4:50 PM
    Owners Guillermo Leyva and Vilma Machin have designed four programs that include five levels of Ballet training. The Children’s program for instance starts with 2 years of age and can go until the child reaches 6 years old. The elementary program continues on with 7 to 10 years of age and includes 2 levels. Once a student wishes to commit to a more intense and demanding program they can enter the Youth which also has two levels or Pre-Professional program that has one level. A student will be placed in the program and level that is appropriate based on a complimentary class that he/she attends. Guillermo Leyva trained at the Professional school of Arts in Camaguey, Cuba. After he graduated Guillermo began dancing professionally at the Ballet de Camaguey under Fernando Alonso. He danced with this company for 11 years as a Principal dancer. Later he danced with The Ballet de Monterrey in Mexico, under the direction of Ann Marie D’ Angelo, Fernando Alonso, and Fernando Bujones. He also danced as a Principal dancer for the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago, Lexington Ballet, Lyric Opera of Chicago , and the Royal de Wallonie in Belgium. Vilma Machin was born in La Havana, Cuba. She started her training at the age of nine at the National Ballet School of Cuba. Vilma graduated in 2001 at the top of her class as both Dancer and Teacher. She then joined the National Ballet Company under the direction of Alicia Alonso where she then toured Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Later she traveled to the United States where she danced with the Miami Classical Ballet company as a soloist. After leaving the Miami Classical Ballet Company she joined the Alma Dance Company as a Principal dancer. As teachers, Guillermo and Vilma are committed to pass on their knowledge and experiences to new generations and provide young students with the opportunity to perform and to discover new ways to express their dreams through movement, and develop the artistic awareness of these young individuals. Come and join us in the next term which will begin October 27th. We have morning classes available besides the afternoon program. We are currently offering classes for home schooled students and /or college students available during the day that wish to take their ballet training to the next level. We encourage you to visit the training facility at 246 East Geneva Road in Wheaton. You can contact us by calling 630-580-9784, or email info.almadanceschool@gmail.com. “Come and try a complimentary day of classes, says owner Vilma Machin.

     
  • COD faculty to live-blong board meeting Oct 7, 2014 4:49 PM
    Volunteers from the College of DuPage Faculty Association (CODFA) will live-blog the College of DuPage Board of Trustees Meeting on Thursday evening, Oct 16, beginning at 7pm in Student Services Center 2200. CODFA bloggers cover Board of Trustees meetings in order to keep their own members informed of Board activities and decisions, as well as to share information with the larger community served by the College of DuPage. College of DuPage Trustees are elected by the citizens of District 502. Citizens unable to attend the board meeting can read the blog at this link: http://codfaculty.org/blogs/bot/. The board packet can be downloaded from the college website starting 48 hours before the meeting. See http://www.cod.edu/about/board_of_trustees/. The past several board meetings have seen an escalation of conflict among the trustees themselves, as well as between trustees and citizens, over President Brueder’s conduct during his tenure at the college. The Board of Trustees responded last month by moving comments from the public that did not directly address the evening’s agenda to the end of the meeting. This resulted in the majority of public comments being made after midnight

     
  • Refuge for Women Fundraiser To Help Launch Chicago-area Safe House Oct 7, 2014 4:59 PM
    The launch of a new safe house for exploited women will be celebrated with a free reception featuring live music and gourmet desserts from 7:30-9 p.m., Friday, Oct. 24 at Church of the Resurrection in Wheaton. The safe house will be operated by Refuge for Women, a faith-based organization that helps restore exploited and trafficked Chicago-area women. Congressman Peter Roskam and FBI Supervisory Special Agent Vick Lombardo will answer the question, “What do you hope our guests take away regarding Chicago area human trafficking?” Additionally, Ked Frank, Founder and Director of Refuge for Women, will discuss operation plans for the new Chicago safe house and

     
  • DuPage forest candidates differ on Blackwell facility Oct 6, 2014 6:32 PM
    Nearly four years after the DuPage County Forest Preserve Commission voted to put a fleet maintenance garage at Blackwell Forest Preserve near Warrenville, it still hasn’t been built. Now the two forest preserve candidates vying for the chance to represent District 6, which includes Warrenville, have differing views on whether the site chosen for the facility is in the right spot.

     
  • ‘Uncommon Threads’ fashion-art show returns to St. Charles Oct 5, 2014 5:03 PM
    Tickets are now on sale for "Uncommon Threads," the annual one-of-a-kind wearable art show and luncheon, presented by Fine Line Creative Arts Center in St. Charles. Superlative wearable art is the focus of this event, which brings together phenomenal textiles and accessories created by local and national artists.

     
  • District 6 DuPage board candidates oppose stormwater fee Oct 3, 2014 2:03 PM
    The idea of charging DuPage County property owners a fee to pay for efforts to control stormwater runoff is proving to be too controversial for both candidates in the District 6 county board race.

     
  • Illinois Railway Museum to restore classic Streamliner Oct 3, 2014 7:11 PM
    The Illinois Railway Museum in Union has begun a restoration project planned to return the famous streamlined Electroliner to operational condition in 2017. The museum's Electroliner received an external restoration when it returned to Illinois in the 1980s, but problems with the train's eight electric motors prevented the streamliner from returning to operation. Work is now under way to return the luxury streamliner to operable condition within the next three years. In addition to work on the motors, work is needed on the wheels, trucks, air brakes and air conditioning before it can be operated.

     
  • Historic Cemetery Walk Marks Milestone Anniversary Oct 3, 2014 5:14 PM
    The West Chicago City Museum celebrates a milestone anniversary of an event that showcases the rich history of the community each year in October. The 25th annual Tales Tombstones Tell program will be held on Friday, October 10, 2014 in Oakwood Cemetery, at York Street and Oakwood Avenue.

     
  • Laps With the Chaps Sunset 5K Run/Walk and Food Truck Rally Set for Oct. 18 Oct 3, 2014 5:07 PM
    Participants can still register for the fourth annual Laps With the Chaps 5K Run/Walk and 100-Yard Dash on Saturday, Oct. 18, at 4 p.m. at College of DuPage. New this year is the COD Food Truck Rally from noon to 6 p.m. The rally will feature popular Chicago and DuPage mobile eateries, such as Babycakes, Bridgeport Pasty, The Calle Wagon, Chicago Pizza Boss, The Grill Chasers, Mariani’s Gelato Italiano, Pop-A-Harrys, Sweet Ride, Toasty Cheese and Yum Dum. Admission to the rally is free and open to everyone; registration for the 5K is not required. The 100-Yard Youth Chaps Dash will begin at 5 p.m. on the track and is for kids 12 and under, with two divisions being contested – ages 4 to 7 and ages 8 to 12. The Kid Zone, open from noon until 6 p.m., will feature activities for the whole family. Kids are encouraged to come in costume. All proceeds from the race will benefit the College of DuPage Student Emergency Fund, which was established to alleviate day-to-day expenses for COD students who are at risk of dropping out. Advance registration is $25 for individuals, $5 for currently enrolled COD students (limitations apply), and $5 for the 100-Yard Youth Chaps Dash. Online registration is available through 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 15. Day-of registration is $30 for individuals, $10 for currently enrolled COD students (limitations apply), and $5 for the 100-Yard Youth Chaps Dash. A $5 discount is available for Chicago Area Runners Association members for either advance or day-of registration. The 5K awards include a $200 Visa gift card for the Top Overall male and female runners and the “Middle of the Pack” winner, and all 5K race participants are eligible to win a free iPad. Registration bags include a long-sleeved technical T-shirt and a $2 Food Truck Rally voucher. Participants are welcome to form a team for the 5K. Team prizes will be awarded for the fastest team and the fan favorite. The latter will be contested at 3:40 p.m., with the winning team determined through audience participation. Team registration must be completed online by Wednesday, Oct. 15; no same-day team registration will be accepted. For more information on registering or sponsoring this event, email COD5K@cod.edu, call (630) 942-3823 or visit www.cod.edu/5K.

     
  • Family Shelter Service Fundraiser October 16 at York Theatre Oct 3, 2014 5:31 PM
    In recognition of domestic violence awareness month, a fundraiser benefitting the Family Shelter Service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, at the York Theatre, 150 N. York St., in downtown Elmhurst. A $10 donation is recommended.

     
  • COD hosts ‘Identity Matters’ panel discussion Oct. 14 Oct 3, 2014 5:46 PM
    The Native American Studies Committee at College of DuPage will host "Identity Matters: A Panel Discussion" from 2 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 14. This discussion will focus on the issue of Native American identity and the misrepresentation of Native American people and culture in mainstream U.S. society.

     
  • COD students participate in summer engineering internships Oct 3, 2014 5:54 PM
    College of DuPage Engineering students regularly gain crucial real-world experience through serving internships at prestigious local organizations.

     
  • How Well Do You Know Your Car? Oct 3, 2014 4:23 PM
    Learning about the maintenance on your car.

     
  • 4-H is Preparing Youth for the Challenges of Life Oct 3, 2014 4:23 PM
    Lake County youth are joining the more than 6 million other 4-H members across the nation in celebration of National 4-H Week Oct. 5-11.

     
  • Little Friends Golf Classic raises record amount Oct 3, 2014 5:00 PM
    Little Friends is pleased to announce that their 2014 Golf Classic was a tremendous success - setting a record high in raising $98,000 for their programs and services for children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. This year's event was held at Naperville Country Club on Sept. 15.

     
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